DREAMS Core – eSwatini

DREAMS Core aims to significantly reduce HIV infections, reaching girls and young women ages 10 – 24 with life skills, health, and education platforms.

Funder

PEPFAR THROUGH PACT

Location

LUBOMBO REGION, ESWATINI

Dates

2015 - 2018

Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe

DREAMS is an ambitious partnership focused on reducing HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries and helping girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women. Our DREAMS Core program in eSwatini reaches 6,648 girls and young women ages 10 – 24 with life skills, health, and education platforms. Activities are layered onto the Rapid & Effective Action Combatting HIV/AIDS (REACH) III/Umliba program.

Core DREAMS platforms include:
  • In-school and out of school adolescent girls clubs run by Youth Volunteers trained on the Stepping Stones curriculum;
  • Health clubs attached to local clinics for positive adolescent boys and girls following the Baylor curriculum;
  • Referrals for testing, treatment, and support for positive adolescents;
  • Tracking of positive adolescents on treatment and adherence to treatment, and;
  • School block grants to support school fees for at-risk girls.
Thulani Earnshaw

Country Director

Thulani Earnshaw
+268.25.052.848
thulani_earnshaw@bantwana.org